How To Get A PA License Through Reciprocity

Pennsylvania and license reciprocity

Real Estate Salespersons may be granted licensure by the Reciprocal method if they hold a current, active broker or salesperson’s license issued by another state that:

  • agrees to issue a license to a standard Pennsylvania licensee without further requirement, or
  • has qualifications for licensure which are substantially comparable to those required by the Commission.

Reciprocal licensees must maintain their principal place of business in the state through which reciprocity was granted, and must maintain a current, active license in that state in order to maintain the reciprocal license in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission has reciprocity agreements with only

  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts

If a license reciprocity agreement does not exist between Pennsylvania and your state of licensure, or if you do not intend to keep your license active in a reciprocal state, your existing non-PA real estate license may NOT be recognized as valid for use in Pennsylvania. In that case, read the resource article here.